The Weight of One Self

This is a shot of “the Weight of One Self” a “philosophical experience” by Nordic sculptors Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragse in Lyon. This is a statue of a man carrying another lifeless man in his arms… himself in fact. I turned around the statue in order to hide the sun and get some dramatic backlighting... Continue Reading →

Praguian Harmony

This time, we left Paris for a while and spent a few days in Prague. This statue can be seen from Kampa on the banks of the Vltava (or Moldau as it is known in German). For details about the statue, do check François de Norest’s flickr account.

Blue Wallace

There is this new trend in Paris whereby Wallace fountains are painted all kinds of colours (above, Poterne des Peupliers in a yet to be inaugurated new housing development - use Streetview to get back in time). Sir Richard must be turning in his grave. Below is a very apt red version in Chinatown.

Tropical Garden Statuary (B&W)

The tropical garden in Vincennes is a mixed bag of left over pavilions from the late 19th century international exhibitions, greenhouses, and office buildings dedicated to the study and preparation of tropical plants. It is also packed with interesting statuary, in various states of conservation. Above, Theseus is holding the Gorgon’s head … who is... Continue Reading →

My day with Antoine (3)

The museum is situated on the very grounds of Antoine Bourdelle's workshop. As well as visiting the original workshop, visitors are also able to view the 1949 extension to the building, in which a lot of very large statues can be found; like the clay version of the famous Hercules the archer statue (right-hand side)... Continue Reading →

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